Social Media News From India And The World [19th June 2013]

by Prasant Naidu on June 19, 2022

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India News Headlines

1. KFC India launches its first ever digital only campaign: This summer season, KFC launches its first ever digital only campaign, aiming to bring alive the Krushers experience for net-savvy teenagers across the country. Read more here.

2. TrendifyThis: A Tool to Make All Your Posts Visible on Facebook: Tofu Technology has done is create a simple, useful and free tool to reach out to a larger audience at same time on Facebook. The tool is called TrendifyThis. Read more here.

3. Facebook, Twitter users slam Mamata over ‘Shut Up’: Angry netizens lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and sternly told her to “shut up and do some work”, a day after she lost her cool and branded as “CPI-M people” anti-rape protestors as also rapists of a college girl. Read more here.

4. BrizzTV ties up with Airtel DTH to bring movies without ad breaks; what it offers: BrizzTV Media Lab Pvt Ltd, a digital media startup that brings web content onto the television screen without internet connectivity, has partnered with Airtel DTH to enable viewers to watch premium movies for free on a reduced screen space without any commercial break. However, viewers can opt out of it and go back to full-screen viewing by paying the standard subscription. Read more here.

5. Northstar Travel Media acquires digital publishing firm Your Travel Insider: Northstar Travel Media, a business-to-business (B2B) information company serving the travel industry, has acquired Your Travel Insider (YTI), a digital publishing firm focused on the consumer travel market, for  an undisclosed amount. Read more here.

World News Headlines         .

1. China Merchants Bank Tries Deeper Integration with WeChat: Tencent said earlier last week that they wanted the official accounts platform at WeChat to become more than just a marketing tool but a channel to help more companies to better reveal their values. Read more here.

2. Apple testing deep LinkedIn integration for iOS 7: Further bolstering the presence of third-party social networks in iOS, Apple is testing deep LinkedIn integration for the upcoming release of iOS 7, according to code-based references found inside of the first beta of iOS 7. Read more here.

3. Indonesian Instagram-Clone PicMix Gets Monetization Right From The Start: At first glance, the similarities between PicMix and Instagram are obvious. Both apps are photo sharing platforms with simple, square Polaroid-esque aesthetics, and display photos from friends in streaming feed. But while Instagram is figuring out how to monetize, Indonesian startup, PicMix seems to have nailed it from the get-go. Read more here.

4. Yahoo! Reportedly Offers $30M to $40M For Social Email Startup Xobni: Yahoo! is offering to purchase social email startup Xobni for $30 million to $40 million, according to AllThingsD’s sources. If the deal goes through, Xobni would be the latest acquisition by Yahoo! as CEO Marissa Meyer seeks to boost the company’s talent roster and product offerings. Read more here.

5. Amazon’s New Social Gifting Service “Amazon Birthday Gift” Leverages Facebook, Competes With Facebook’s Own Gifts: Stealing a page right out of a startup called Aggregift’s playbook, Amazon today launched a new feature called “Amazon Birthday Gift,” which allows a group of Facebook friends to go in on an Gift Card together. That gift isn’t posted to the recipients’ Facebook Timeline until their big day arrives. Read more here.

Image courtesy: KFC India

Prasant Naidu

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